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The Society serves its members through monthly updates, classes and workshops for children, adults, and families.

The Thornton W. Burgess Society is a non-profit educational organization dedicated "to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment" in the tradition of author and naturalist Thornton Waldo Burgess.

The Society serves its members through monthly updates, classes and workshops for children, adults, and families.

At the Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen you can relax in our award-winning wildflower garden, breathe in the wonderful aromas in our Jam Kitchen and join in some of our great classes. You will also get discounted admission to the Green Meadow Forest experience, including visiting our animals.

At the East Sandwich Game Farm you can walk through miles of trails where you will see the natural beauty of Cape Cod's environment

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Membership Levels

Personal Memberships

(no schools)
2 Person Membership2$50All benefits except Kidsummer1 member with ID plus 1 each visit
4 Person Membership4$100All benefits1 member with ID plus 3 each visit
6 Person Membership6$150All benefits1 member with ID plus 5 each visit
8 Person Membership8 $200All benefits1 member with ID plus 7 each visit
10 Person Membership1o$250All benefits1 member with ID plus 9 each visit
Unlimited MembershipUnlimited$1000All benefits1 member with ID plus unlimited each visit
Good Neighbor Membership2$100All benefits2 employees
Corporate Membership4$250All benefits4 employees
Corporate Benefactor6$500All benefits6 employees

Membership Benefits

  • A 10% discount in our Mercantile for all items (including our jam).
  • Special member pricing for select programs including the new Green Meadow Forest experience.
  • Free admission to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History for one full year and their membership benefits that include a 10% discount in the Museum shop, special rates for select programs, early registration and discount for the KidSummer program (for 4-person membership and above), and express membership admission.
  • A copy of the Museum’s bi-monthly TIDINGS featuring events at both Thornton Burgess Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen and the Museum.

To use your new membership, at least one named member must be present with ID. Up to two adults may be listed on a membership and each named member present counts towards the visit. The remainder of the count can be made up of the same or different individuals at each visit. You can select the level that best represents your needs.

PLEASE NOTE: membership levels and rules changed, January 1, 2021.

Only one card will be issued per membership.

Forget your card? Check in at Green Meadow Forest and/or CCMNH Admissions with ID.